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Democracy Now! Thursday, October 9, 2003


Published October 9, 2003


Headlines
8 Die in Bombing of Baghdad Police Station; Spanish Diplomat Killed
Bush Launches New PR Campaign To Justify Iraq Policies
Israel Mobilizes 1,500 Reserve Troops
Vatican Condemns Use of Condoms Despite AIDS Threat
White House May Use Executive Privilege in CIA Investigation
Texas GOP Lawmakers Near New Districting Deal
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Congressman Demands Rove's Resignation Over Outting Of CIA Operative
Rep. John Conyers wrote a letter to Bush’s closest aide Karl Rove calling on him to step down. He also said the Bush administration is engaged in what he called an “orchestrated campaign to smear and intimidate truth-telling critics.” We speak with Rep. Conyers and hear an excerpt of his speech on the floor of the U.S. Congress. [Includes transcript]

With White House Approval, House Panel OKs Sanctions Against Syria
The House International Relations Committee voted 33 to 2 yesterday to impose sanctions against Syria. The Arab League warned today sanctions will “increase the tension in the region and make the chances for peace more remote.” We talk to Syrian expert Patrick Seale.

8 Die in Iraq Suicide Bombing; Tensions Grow Between U.S. & Iraqi Governing Council
In one of the deadliest days in weeks, a car bomb exploded outside a Baghdad police station today killing at least eight and a Spanish diplomat was shot dead. Meanwhile the White House has launched a new PR effort to increase support for the invasion. We go to Baghdad to speak with The Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy.

Peace Group Infiltrated By Government Agent
Peace Fresno was infiltrated by an agent working for the Fresno Sheriff’s Department and local anti-terrorism unit. Aaron Kilner, known by Peace Fresno activists as Aaron Stokes, died in a motorcycle accident in late August. Peace Fresno activists learned his true identity in the local paper’s obituary.

Teen Activists Defend Themselves At Trial After Arrest At Military Recruitment Protest
Thirteen people were arrested for participating in a “die-in” at a military recruitment office in Ithaca, NY late last year. Four of these activists were minors who chose to represent themselves at the trial. We hear from Ana Grady Flores and Marie DeMott Grady.


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